D.C. museum features items from Aurora theater shooting

WASHINGTON D.C. – A jacket and purse worn during the Aurora theater shooting will be displayed at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment, in Washington D.C.

The jacket and purse were worn by Carli Richards during the July 20, 2012 attack. Her jacket has birdshot pellet holes on the right shoulder and arm. Richards survived the shooting but suffered emotionally and physically afterward.

According to Janine Vaccarello, the chief operating officer of the Crime Museum, the items will help the museum share the stories and experiences of survivors. She says collecting items from the attack help keep victims at the forefront of what happened.

On July 16, James Holmes was found guilty on all counts of first-degree murder.

For more information on the Crime Museum, visit: http://www.crimemuseum.org/

(© 2015 KUSA)


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